Searching for "WALTHAM HOLY CROSS"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BRIDGE Kent Waltham, Petham, Upper Hardres, Lower Hardres, Nackington, Thanington, Milton Chapel, and Harbledown, the extra-parochial tracts of Mint and St. Nicholas Hospital, and part of the parish of Holy-Cross Imperial
    Holy Cross, Nackington, Thanington, Patrixbourne, Litthebourne, and Fordwich parishes in the district of Bridge; also Archbishop's Palace and Christchurch precincts, Staplegate and St. Gregory villes, and parts of St. Dunstan and Hackington parishes in the district of Blean. It is a seat of sessions, a place of elections, the head of an excise collection, and a headquarters of militia. It received municipal privileges from Henry II., and an incorporation charter from Henry VI.; is governed by a mayor, a sheriff, six aldermen, and eighteen councillors; and sends two members to parliament. Real property, £51,590. Direct taxes Imperial
    HULL, or KINGSTON-UPON-HULL Yorkshire cross one another at right angles; and the residences of the Governor and the Chaplain flank the outer entrance. The old exchange, in Exchange alley, was built in 179 4, and extensively improved in 1822. The new exchange, completed in 1866, stands at the corner of Lowgate and Bowl alley lane, on part of the site of the ancient palace of the De la Poles; is in the Italian style, three stories high, after designs by W. Botterill; includes a hall 70 feet by 40 with a fine barrelled roof, stations for three telegraph companies, and several suites of offices Imperial
    LINCOLN Lincolnshire
    Holy Trinity, was built, in 1420-31, by Richard Fleming. The great W window, and the upper parts of the western towers, were built, in 1436-50, by William Alnwick. Bishop Russell's chapel, dedicated to St. Blaise, was built, in 1480-95, by John Russell. Bishop Longland's chapel, dedicated to St. Catherine, was built in 1521-47, by John Longland. The spire of the central tower was destroyed by a storm in 1547; the spires of the western towers were taken down in 1807; and lightning conductions were placed along the body of the nave Imperial
    LONDON London
    Holy Trinity, in Leadenhall-street; St. Ursula-le-Strand; the Hermitage, in Nightingale-lane, East Smithfield; Corpus Christi, at St. Mary Spital; Corpus Christi, at St. Mary Bethleheni; and Corpus Christi and St. Mary's, at the Poultry. The ordeal of suppression or of alteration which these institutions underwent at the hands of Henry VIII., operated varionsly for the City's advantage. The indolence which they had cherished gave place to activity; many persons whom they had maintained as idlers were turned adrift to earn a subsistence by their own exertions; the benumbing effects which they had pi.oduced Imperial
    Waltham Abbey (or Waltham Holy Cross) Essex Waltham Holy Cross ), market town and par., Essex, in W. of co., on left bank of river Lea, 1 mile Bartholomew
    Waltham Holy Cross   Waltham Holy Cross . See Waltham Abbey. Bartholomew
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